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ONE Championship’s 1st post-COVID-19 event to take place in Singapore?

Nong-o Gaiyanghadao (© ONE Championship)

Nong-o Gaiyanghadao (© ONE Championship)

ONE Championship may hold its comeback event in Singapore where it is based. The martial arts organization is set to hold “ONE: Fists of Fury” but it has yet to officially announce the event.

Like almost all major sports organizations in the world, ONE Championship postponed its upcoming events when the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started to worsen. The Singapore-based martial arts organization has yet to confirm its return.

“ONE: Fists of Fury” is scheduled for July 3, 2020 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. There are still no details about the fight card.

However, it is likely that most of the fighters who will be included in the “ONE: Fists of Fury” fight card are the ONE Championship fighters who are currently in Singapore due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them are athletes training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore.

While on hiatus, Evolve MMA has been sharing online content featuring its athletes quarantined in Singapore. Among them are mixed martial artists Roshan Mainam, Troy Worthen, Kim Kyu Sung, Aleksi Toivonen and Xiong Jing Nan and Muay Thai fighters and kickboxers Hiroki Akimoto, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.

The most recent live event of ONE Championship was “ONE: King of the Jungle,” which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2020. It was a closed-door event that featured one Muay Thai title bout, one kickboxing title bout and nine MMA matches.

Worthen earned his third ONE Championship win at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” It improved his professional MMA record to 7 wins and 0 loss.

Janet Todd became the new ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion after winning in the main event of “ONE: King of the Jungle.” She dethroned then champion Stamp Fairtex.

Meanwhile, ONE Championship is set to hold “ONE Hero Series 13” on June 20, 2020 in China. It will be exclusively broadcast in the country.

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